Category Archives: Photos

Backyard Critters

….or Doo Doo Doo Lookin’ Out My Back Door. That’s an exaggeration of course; no elephants or tangerines in our backyard. Or was it tambourines? (Is this a mondegreen;  a case of misunderstood song lyrics?)  Here are two of the most recent visitors to our back yard.   He/she’s been by to see us twice […]

Blossoms That Queue

….or Getting Your Blooms in a Row As I reviewed the photos I took of our spring garden yesterday morning, I began to notice a pattern. There seems to be several plants in bloom with flowers that line up like shoppers in a queue, or clothes hanging on a line. There’s not much I like better than […]

Keji A

…or Kejimkujik Adjunct…or Boot Test #2…or Park Pass #2…or Today’s Costume: Even More Intrepid Hiker Actually Park Pass #2 is a bit of a misnomer as no pass is required to visit Kejimkujik Seaside Adjunct. It is more than an hour’s drive from the main park and it is for day use only. Beware, the […]

Autumn

….or Time to Fatten Up For Winter. Fall sneaks up on us in a subtle way. It is not just the colour changes that gives it away. One day you notice that you are wearing long sleeves, you drive with the car windows all closed, and you think you overslept because it is dark when you […]

What’s New in Milton

……and Things I have Come to Take for Granted. Spring has come and gone and we are settled into our summer home in Milton. There are always a few new things to marvel at around the neighbourhood, like this new concrete sculpture at Cosby’s Garden Centre and a brand new bridge across the Mersey (more on […]

Spring

……or So Nice to be Back in Milton. Things are sprouting and bursting into bloom here in Nova Scotia. Here is a small sample:   So nice to the see the landscape coming back to life. The studio is up and running and there’s a canvas on the easel but first I have to make […]

Paddling the Chaz

……The Chassahowitzka River that is. Yesterday we went for the first paddle of our Florida stay. Here is part of the day in pictures. Lance has a new little tub toy. We like it because we can put it right in the back of the SUV and not have to worry about lines and such. […]

Foraging Further Afield

…in which I go into the woods. So, having been unable to find greenbrier in sufficient quantities in my own backyard, I decided to head across the road to see if I could find a large enough root to make beer. Back at my other home I would have just slipped on a pair of sneakers and […]

Fall

“The leaves fall patiently Nothing remembers or grieves The river takes to the sea The yellow drift of leaves.” –   Sara Teasdale It is cooling down overnight now. No real frost yet but every morning there is a heavy mist on the river. The autumn colours peaked today. We took a leisurely drive through Mill […]

Good-bye Milton Steeple

….or why did the steeple cross the road? The Milton Christian Church has to be torn down as the foundation is weak. The building foundation that is, not the organization. The footings have already been started on the new building. So how do you tear down a church? From the top down, as you shall […]